South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan

Amendment Summary

Included provisions to protect long-term yields and prevent depletion of lobster stocks, implemented a minimum size limit, gear limitations, possession limits, and seasonal restrictions.

Amendment documents

Implemented Regulations

  • Established a joint fisheries management plan for the spiny lobster resource between the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils.
  • Final approval
  • Implementation
  • Pre-scoping
  • Public hearing
  • Rule making
  • Scoping
  • Secretarial review

Species Affected